Economic consequences of animal rights programs

Journal of Business Ethics 3 (3):215 - 225 (1984)
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Abstract

Readily available data are used to provide relevant decision making information on the highly subjective issue of animal rights. Two examples of alleged crowding; cattle being finished in concrete lots, and broilers in confined operations were evaluated to determine the impact on producers and consumers from increasing space per animal. It is concluded that similar policy changes, such as doubling floor space, can lead to dramatic differences in economic impact depending on the industry affected. It is shown that economic analysis can provide valuable information in estimating the tradeoffs in moral issues.

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Bernard Rollin
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Animal Liberation.Peter Singer (ed.) - 1977 - Avon Books.
Animal rights and human morality.Bernard E. Rollin - 1981 - Buffalo, N.Y.: Prometheus Books.
Animal rights & human morality.Bernard E. Rollin (ed.) - 1992 - Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus Books.

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